Jorma Kaukonen & Marcus King Join Tedeschi Trucks Band At Beacon Theatre

Watch Jorma add to "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and "Key To The Highway" and Marcus shine on "Leaving Trunk" > "Volunteered Slavery."

By Scott Bernstein Oct 7, 2021 9:45 am PDT

Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed special guests Jorma Kaukonen and Marcus King during their Wednesday night concert at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Last night’s show marked the 12-piece ensemble’s fifth of seven as part of TTB’s 2021 residency at the venue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Susan Tedeschi led the group through The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Darling Be Home Soon” to open Wednesday’s concert following a support set from Kaukonen. TTB then looked to material recorded for 2019’s Signs in pairing title track “Signs, High Times” and “High & Mighty,” a song which didn’t make the LP but was originally released as part of a four-song EP on Record Store Day 2019. Next up was the bluesy “It’s So Heavy” off 2013’s Made Up Mind and “I Know” from The Derek Trucks Band’s Already Free album.

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Jorma Kaukonen emerged a few songs later to join the group for covers of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and Charles Segar’s “Key To The Highway.” Kaukonen and Derek Trucks engaged in a bit of call-and-response between verses of the Dylan classic sung by Susan. Mike Mattison and Susan Tedeschi shared vocal duties on “Key To The Highway,” which saw more fretboard fireworks from Jorma and Derek and also featured a strong solo from Tedeschi. TTB went without guests on the “Midnight In Harlem” that followed. The Derek Trucks showcase Miles Davis’ “In A Silent Way” as its intro.

Marcus King came out after “Midnight In Harlem” for a 17-minute sequence featuring Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk” and Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery.” King ripped it up on a Fender Telecaster guitar at various points of the segment. Tedeschi Trucks Band capped the set with “Bound For Glory.” Last night’s encore began with the group’s first “Isn’t It A Pity” (George Harrison) cover since their 2018 Beacon residency as per Setlist.FM and ended with staple “Get What You Deserve.” Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to The Beacon Theatre on Friday and concludes the residency on Saturday.

Watch fan-shot video featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Marcus King’s guest appearances below:


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Setlist

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Beacon Theatre

  • Darling Be Home Soon  
  • Signs, High Times
  • High & Mighty
  • It's So Heavy
  • I Know  
  • Right On Time
  • Don't Keep Me Wonderin'  
  • Hear Me
  • Do I Look Worried
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right  
  • Key to the Highway  
  • Midnight in Harlem
  • Leaving Trunk  
  • Volunteered Slavery  
  • Bound for Glory
Encore
  • Isn't It a Pity  
  • Get What You Deserve  
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